The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Cancel Culture Edition!


For those of you who based you summer around our upcoming Friday the 13th Charity Movie Marathon, for those of you who cancelled their wedding plans, funeral plans, family reunions, baby-making and birthing plans to tune into this event, I have terrible news! We’ve had to postpone it due to scheduling conflicts (lame). We will take up the charge closer to Halloween. Write that down! Do it now.

New Releases!


Enforcement (aka Shorta) – Tough action/drama from Denmark finds a couple of cops in the wrong neighbourhood at the wrong time. Coppers gotta cop. Pretty solid thriller.


Here Today – Comedy writer Billy Crystal and street singer Tiffany Haddish become friends.


La Piscine – Alain Delon and Romy Schneider are a sexy couple enjoying sexy times by the pool in 1969. Problems ensue when her ex-lover and his nubile young daughter show up. Ruh-Roh! Criterion release.


Rose Plays Julie – A young woman seeks out her original birth-mother. Complications ensue (of course they do) in this drama/thriller.


Son of the South – In 1961 Alabama a grandson of a KKK monster must decide what side of history to be on. Drama ensues.


Son of the White Mare – Famed psychedelic Hungarian animated fare about sons of a horse goddess who travel to the underworld to rescue some princesses. No relation to Son of the South. Blu Ray only.


True Mothers – A woman with an adopted child is contacted by the birth mother with varying results. Sounds like a theme this week. Japan’s entry in the Oscars.


The Twentieth Century – Wacked-out Canadian film that follows the rise of a young (some say crazy) Mackenzie King as he vies to lead the Dominion of Canada.


Working Girls – Famed film by Lizzie Borden about the goings-on in an upscale NY brothel. Criterion release.

Coming Soon!

Those Who Wish Me Dead

New episode of Black Dog Video After Dark drops today! Tune in as your podcast heroes take a run at The Terminator! It’s a pretty fun listen guaranteed to make you laugh and think and laugh some more (no actual guarantee).

That’s it for this week, folks. Stay strong. Stay safe. Stay hydrated. Stay vaccinated!

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Technical difficulties


So the power is actually off for the afternoon today. We’ll be back open at 4pm for all your movie needs and wants and needs. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Power Age Edition!

So it seems that BC Hydro will be turning off the power this Sunday to do something electricity related, We’ll be closed until around 4-5pm if this indeed happens. They had this scheduled a last month but then didn’t show up. Many shops were closed when they didn’t need to be. Not great for business. Check our website or Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or the Dark Web for updates this Sunday morning.

New Releases!


American Gods Season 3 – Season 3 of American Gods.


Defending Jacob – Captain America is a D.A. who’s son gets charged with murder in this thriller of a mini-series.


Every Breath You Take – Casey Affleck is a shrink who’s patient commits suicide. Then the patients brother shows up. Things get tense.


Gangs of London Season 1 – Dude who made The Raid films makes an action-packed violent gang show! Sign me up!


Hydra – Guy who works at a little restaurant is also a highly-skilled fighter. You can see where this is going. Hail Hydra!


The Ice Road – Grizzled Liam Neeson (is there any other kind?) is an ice truck driver who must drive over ice to rescue some trapped ice miners. Might be a nice chilly diversion for these hot days. Ice ice baby.


Keeping Faith Season 3 – Season 3 of this thriller/drama.


Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 – Season 3 of the latest Star Treks.


Quiet Place Part II – Superior sequel (I thought so anyways) has the folks being quiet around some big-eared alien monsters. Again.

Old Titles Fresh on the Shelves!

Sex and Lucia
Bloodsport 1 and 2
Strange Shadows in an Empty Room aka Blazing Magnum (fun film!)
Who Slew Auntie Roo/What’s the Matter with Helen (double bill)
Prison – DVD and Blu Ray
Thoroughly Modern Millie

Coming Soon!

Enforcement aka Shorta
Rose Plays Julie
Those Who Wish Me Dead
The Twentieth Century

One more thing before you get back to your lives – Friday the 13th is fast approaching and we’ll be doing another horror movie marathon in the shop to raise funds for the Vancouver Food Bank. This time the podcast crew – Dylan, Alex and myself – will be watching all the Nightmare on Elm St films in the shop. There will be prizes and giveaways and all kinds of fun stuff. Stay tuned for more details.

Stay frosty. get vaccinated.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Phantastic Edition!


After a short spell of zero new releases, we were flooded by all the movies this week! Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.

New Releases!


Backstrom Season 1 – Nice-looking Swedish crime series about a tough detective working a tough case.


Borat Subsequent Movie Film – Borat’s back to tickle the bones in your funny body! Nominated for Oscars! Blu Ray only.


City Hall – Frederick Wiseman looks into the working guts of Boston’s city government. Fun for the whole family!


Jakob’s Wife – Black Dog fave Barbara Crampton stars in this tale of a lonely housewife who gets to earn her chops as a vampire.


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ma Rainey and her crack band record a record in 1927. Chadwick Boseman’s final film. Blu Ray only.


Mortal Kombat – Fight! Fight! Fight!


On the Rocks – Sophia Coppola treads familiar ground by dragging Bill Murray around the streets of NY. Blu Ray only.


Outbreak: The Virus That Shook the World – Watch as people clamor for toilet paper as the pandemic spreads across the globe in this documentary.


Separation – Young girl turns to some creepy puppets for solace after her mom dies. Stars Rupert Friend (love that name!) and Mamie Gummer (love that name more!)


Shark Huntress – Sexy lady fights sexy shark. Hey lady, leave those sharks alone!


Silat Warriors: Deed of Death – Fight! Fight! Fight! In Malaysia!


Spiral – Chris Rock and Sam Jackson enter the Saw world for some reason.


Sound of Metal – Riz Ahmed is a heavy metal drummer who is losing his hearing. Bummer. Heard this film is top-notch.


Trial of the Chicago 7 – Borat is back…as Abbie Hoffman in this searing drama about the trials following the 1968 Democratic Convention riots. Good stuff. Blu Ray only.


Walking Dead Season 10 – Those dead keep on walking!

Old Titles New to the Shop!

Phantasm – Blu Ray set of all 5 films
Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn
Wizard of Oz – Blu Ray
The Burmese Harp

Coming Soon!

American Gods S3
The Carnivores
Defending Jacob
Every Breath You Take
Gangs of London S1
Good Manners
Ice Road
Keeping Faith S 3
Shadows in an Empty Room
To the Ends of the Earth
Quiet Place II
The Wave

If you were wondering about the title of this week’s newsletter, it’s in honour of the lovely box set of the Phantasm series we just picked up. Comes with the flying death ball and everything! Can be purchased through us, of course!


We just released a “Dog Track” (aka commentary track) to go along with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band movie which we suffered through a while back. Check it out if you dare at! (we will be migrating all the podcasts to this site asap)

That’s it for this week, folks. Stay healthy, get vaccinated, party.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Of Charity Events and DVD Deals!


If you might recall, last year on Friday the 13th, we did an in-store movie marathon to raise money for the food bank. Dylan, Alex and I subjected ourselves to watching all the Friday the 13th films in a row! It was a grueling, but fun, experience and we managed to raise around $800. Well, if you look closely at your calendar, you’ll notice that there’s another Friday the 13th next month! You can see where this is going – the 3 of us maniacs will again be doing a movie marathon – this time it’s the Nightmare on Elm Street series – to raise much-needed funds for the Vancouver Food Bank. Details to come!

With no signs of this heat abating, we’ve decided to offer you some sweet movie purchasing deals! Our $5 sale films can be had 3 for $10 for the month of July! We have tons to offer you! In addition, we’ll be discounting our sale box sets! Pop into the shop to see what we have for your collection. Viva la physical media!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there are no new films arriving at the shop this week. But don’t let that stop you from popping in and grabbing something for the weekend! If you’re interested, check out my letterboxd page (and follow me if you will because that’s what we do now right, follow each other?) for things I’ve watched and liked and disliked.

This is what should be arriving next week for your pleasure…

Backstom Series 1
Frontline: The Virus That Shook the World
Jakob’s Wife
Mortal Kombat
The Separation
Silat Warriors: Deed of Death
The Sound of Metal
The Walking Dead Season 10

There should also be a new video of me yakking about movies up on the website on the internets real soon.

Have a great weekend, stay hydrated, stay safe, masks are now optional for those of you who are fully vaccinated in the shop but encouraged for all.

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The Black Dog Newsletter! Oh, Canada Edition!

The Black Dog Newsletter! Oh, Canada Edition!

We recorded a special Black Dog Video After Dark: Canada Day podcast a while back for release now but we had some qualms about doing something to celebrate Canada Day what with all of all the recent horrors that have come to light. We did decide to release this episode for various reasons (read here) and you can listen in as we discuss the Canadian classic PIN.

So many things happening at the moment! With the new “Stage 3” guidelines going into effect we’ve set out our own rules and regulations for what’s happening at Black Dog Video. Read all about them here.

New Releases!


Here Are the Young Men – Three Irish teenagers go down the drugs and drinking route to nowheresville.


His Dark Materials S2 – Season 2 of this pretty cool show.


Hunter Hunter – Fur trapping family is hunted by a nasty lone wolf (not McQuade).


Honeydew – Weird things abound when a young couple take refuge in a weird home run by a weird farmer and her even weirder son.


The Man Who Sold His Skin – Syrian refugee, Sam, has his body turned into a work of living art. But at what cost? AT WHAT COST?!!


Super Frenchie – Doc about an extreme athlete and the extreme things he does. I really don’t like the name of this film. Like, seriously.


Us – Comedy/Drama dealie show about a family traveling across Europe ( I assume it’s before plague days).

Sweet Older Titles New to the Shop!

Better Luck Tomorrow
Day of the Dolphin
Executive Action –
Fairy Tales
Lost Continent/The Reptile
The Offence
Strike Commando
Twilight Zone (original) Entire series – Blu Ray

Coming Soon!

Sound of Metal
Mortal Kombat
Jakob’s Wife
Gangs of London S1
Borat Subsequent Movie
Walking Dead S 10
Star Trek Discovery S3

Hope that everyone survived the dreaded “Heat Dome”. That was awful. A sign of things to come? Who knows? Take care.

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Canada Day


This Canada Day is shaping up to be a sombre one with the recent discovery of all those poor murdered children on Residential School grounds (can’t someone or something be held accountable?!) and everything else that is not right in this country (access to clean drinking water, the heat and fires caused by inaction on global warming and so forth).

About a month ago we recorded the latest episode of our podcast for release on Canada Day. Then there came much heated debate among the three of us if we should even release it. In the end we decided to go ahead as it is first and foremost a podcast about movies – in this case a Canadian film – and we wanted to add a touch of brevity to the heaviness that many Canadians are feeling at the moment.

That said, we’re not here to celebrate Canada today but to enjoy what Canadian film has to offer. I hope that all of this makes sense and you can get a laugh or two as we settle in to talk about the movie PIN! It will be released shortly along with this week’s newsletter.